Alex Scott spoke out after being criticised by the former House of Lords member (Picture: BBC)
Alex Scott has hit back in the best way after being mocked for her East London accent by a former House Of Lords member.
The Arsenal legend, who’s been widely praised for her punditry, was back presenting on the BBC after Lord Digby Jones criticised her for dropping her g’s.
He tweeted: ‘Enough! I can’t stand it anymore! Alex Scott spoils a good presentational job on the BBC Olympics Team with her very noticeable inability to pronounce her ‘g’s at the end of a word.Competitors are NOT taking part, Alex, in the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin.’
After delivering a classy response on Twitter, in which she opened up about how proud she is of where she’s from, Alex couldn’t resist making a little dig on air.
Seemingly referencing Lord Jones’ tweet, Alex smiled and recapped: ‘So far we’ve been runnin’, ridin’, shootin’, scorin’, swimmin’ and puttin’ but we’ve still got a lot of gold to still uncover.’
The 36-year-old, who was born in Poplar to a Jamaican father and an Irish mother, had previously tweeted: ‘I’m from a working class family in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I am PROUD. Proud of the young girl who overcame obstacles, and proud of my accent! It’s me, it’s my journey, my grit.
‘A quick one to any young kids who may not have a certain kind of privilege in life. Never allow judgments on your class, accent, or appearance hold you back. Use your history to write your story. Keep striving, keep shining & don’t change for anyone.
‘Tweets like this just give me the energy to keep going. See you tomorrow.. live on BBC baby.’
Stars including Piers Morgan and Stephen Fry have supported her, with the former QI host delivering a particularly scathing response to Lord Jones.
‘You are everything linguists and true lovers of language despise,’ he said. ‘Also, since we’re being picky, you are not “Lord Digby Jones”, you are Digby, Lord Jones.
‘There’s a world of difference. But however you’re titled, you disgrace the upper house with your misplaced snobbery.’
Credit: Original article published here.